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Thursday, May 03, 2007

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Muneeb

just to get an idea, why do you prefer the trackball over the scroller?

I think the scroller was one of the finest thing in Blackberry as using the trackball (like they have in Sony Ericsson mobiles) is very annoying and kinda slow to use.

Michael Parekh

Good question, Muneeb. Two reasons:
1. The trackball is really a lot better while browsing web pages on the Blackberry. Closest thing to a PC experience on a hand-held. Really have to use it on a Blackberry with a high-speed data modem like Verizon or Sprint's EV-DO models, to get the value of this feature.

2. This one is more subtle, but having the trackball over the scroller wheel eliminates one if not two menus one has to go through on almost every action on the Blackberry. e.g., if you were adding an appointment, the scroller would be used at the end to save, discard etc.
With the trackball, this menu step is eliminated altogether, since you just click on the choice and go onto the next thing.

In the end it's a lot more efficient.

Those would two biggies for me. I'm sure others have other things they like, or dislike about one over the other.

Thanks again for the comment.

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